Originally Posted by THE TECH
Definitely paranoia. No way possible you could smell them unless your car was on fire.
I agree. They do get hot, but not hot enough to melt the surrounding area. I will say that the HID ones I have seen in person are too bright though. Don't know what brand they were, but they were super bright in the day and very distracting at night. GP Thunders are good for the price, LED's like the Lux's are great, OSS if you want to ball out.